Teachers (in alphabetic order)
June Stoeber – Fleming Island, Gainesville, Lake Butler, Macclenny
June Stoeber is the founder and head coach of the AllStars Twirling Academy. She has been teaching baton for 39 years and twirling for longer than that. She began baton classes when she was 9 years old and earned many accolades over her years as a competitive twirler, including World open Two-Baton Champion 1987. She became a UF Gatorette in 1988 and twirled for 6 football seasons. She has coached the Gatorettes for the past 27 football seasons and has led them to 10 national titles. Mrs. June specializes in halftime routines, show twirls and 2 baton. She has coached many State, Regional and National champions. She has even had one student win the preliminary talent award at the 2014 Miss America Pageant. She is very excited for the upcoming baton season and can’t wait to meet lots of new and excited students!
Jackie Anderson – Lake Butler, Macclenny
Jackie began twirling with ATA at 10 years old and currently works as a nurse. She now teaches mostly at our Lake Butler location and has taught for ATA for the past 7 years. Baker County High School is her alma mater and she was a part of their 2013 High School Dance Twirl National Championship team. Jackie spent her college years as a Gatorette at the University of Florida (2015-2018) and served as their captain for 2 years. Jackie loved to compete solo and 2 baton, but her favorite routines to choreograph are show twirl and strut!
Julia Casey – Fleming Island
Julia is from Starke, FL. She has been twirling for the Allstars since she was three years old. Since then, she has competed on several state, regional, and nationals champion teams with the Allstars. Beside group, she has competed in solo events since she was seven. During this time she has earned the title of Senior Regional two baton champion, Senior State Solo champion and had many top 5 and top 10 placements at Nationals. Now, Julia is a sophomore majoring in Health Sciences to one day become a Physicians Associate or Doctor. She is also a Gatorette at the University of Florida. Julia can’t wait for the upcoming season!
Rachel Smith-Dickhaus – Gainesville
Rachel grew up twirling in the Tampa Bay area and earned numerous state, regional, and national titles, including Miss Majorette of the Southeast. She then moved to Gainesville, FL, where she was a University of Florida Gatorette from 2012-2015. Rachel has since stayed and made her home in the Gainesville area.
Sydney Dopson – Macclenny
Sydney is currently a graduate student at Jacksonville University studying Occupational Therapy. She started twirling when she was 8 years old and competed with ATA for approximately 10 years. In 2013, her high school majorette team competed at the national level in Indiana and was named the national baton twirling champions. Sydney also twirled on the University of Florida’s Gatorette team from 2015-2016. She has been teaching beginner classes at ATA for three years.
Amanda Filosi – Macclenny
Amanda Filosi is one of our Macclenny ATA teachers. She has been with us teaching for 12 years and was a member of our first ATA team. She was a BCMS bobcat majorette and then a BCHS Wildcat Majorette for two years. She cheered in high school while competitively twirling and taking lessons from her coach June Stoeber. She graduated in 2001 and went on to be a Gatorette for the University of Florida. After moving back home she taught competitive cheer and dance for All American, Baker mini and pee wee teams and The Noble Nights in Macclenny. She has always loved to teach. She has been coaching the BCHS majorette team Since 2012. Away from baton, Amanda has worked as a nurse while teaching and earned her masters degree in nursing. She is currently an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner and works in Jacksonville, Florida. She specializes in family practice and treats patients age 6 months and older. She has two children Jayden age 11 and Grant age 14.
Mika Gray – Fleming Island
Mika started twirling with the All-stars at the age of 11. She has competed in teams and individually since that time. Mika was a Baker County Middle School majorette for 3 years and a Baker County High School Majorette for 4 years. Mika is currently a member of the University of Florida Majorette line. She attends Santa Fe College and is pursuing a degree in Nursing. Mika still performs solo routines (solo, 2-baton, & strut) to stay active during competition season. Her favorite routine is her duet with Liz Stoeber. Mika loves spending time with family and friends but most of all loves teaching twirling.
Karlie Hodges – Macclenny
My name is Karlie Hodges and I started twirling with ATA when I was 10 years old. I have taught baton twirling with the All-Stars since 2018 and also help coach the BCHS Majorettes. My full time job is teaching 4th grade at Keller Intermediate School. In addition to teaching, I am also a wife and dog mom. I absolutely love twirling and teaching! Passing on my love for twirling to the new generation of twirlers is one of my favorite things. I am beyond excited to continue teaching with ATA and as always, Go All-Stars!
Elisa Kashmiry – Gainesville
Zoe Martin – Fleming Island
Zoe has been twirling with the All-Stars since she was four years old and has been a part of multiple state champion routines since. Zoe is at Santa Fe College majoring in English and twirls with the University of Florida Gatorettes. Her career goal is to tutor English and perhaps get a Master’s in psychology to venture into counseling. Outside of baton, she loves anything creative: painting, music, and writing namely, but has always loved baton the most.
Haylee Miller – Lake Butler
Haylee has been twirling with ATA for 10 years. Haylee was a Tigerette at Union County High School for 4 years and is currently a member of the University of Florida majorette line. She attends Florida Gateway College and majors in health sciences. After completing her AS she will be applying for Santa Fe’s dental hygiene program. Haylee loves teaching twirling and is excited for this upcoming season.
Baleigh Miller – Macclenny
Hey I am Mrs. Baleigh Miller! I am married and have two energetic and busy little boys! I love twirling and have been twirling since I was in first grade! One of my favorite parts of twirling is body work ! I teach kindergarten at the Baker County Pre-K center! My family and I love to be outside! Every year we look forward to the fall for hunting and to cheer on our favorites the Florida Gators. I am looking forward to teaching baton this year.
Alexa Perez – Lake Butler
Alexa Perez, a life long twirler and former Gatorette, is currently an art teacher at Lake Butler Elementary School. She’s a Disney fanatic, has a small business teaching paint classes, and loves spending her Wednesday afternoons teaching baton to the elementary school students. She received her A.A. Degree from Florida Gateway College. Alexa and her husband, Ryan, are very close to welcoming their first born. Soon her free time will consist of loving her new bundle of joy.
Kim Smith – Starke
Elizabeth Stoeber – Gainesville, Lake Butler, Macclenny
Liz is a second-year Criminology major at the University of Florida who is also minoring in Dance. She is going into her second season as a Gatorette at the University of Florida and has taken on the role of a captain for the upcoming season. Liz has twirled since the age of two with the AllStars Twirling Academy and she has had the opportunity to twirl in 10 different states across the US as well as in London with the Gator Band for the 2012 Olympic Games. She has won several state and regional titles in baton, including Junior Florida State Two-Baton Champion, Tiny Tot, Juvenile, Preteen, and Junior Florida State and Southeast Regional Show Twirl Champion, Florida’s AAU Collegiate Champion, and Intermediate Senior Florida Pageant Winner. Liz has also been a member of two national championship corps with the AllStars and has choreographed and performed in several state championship team routines. Since the age of 13, Liz has also held four local titles in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization across Northeast Florida, the most recent being Miss River City’s Outstanding Teen 2020. She is very excited to be on staff with ATA for the upcoming year and can’t wait to meet lots of new and excited students!
Kate Vonk – Macclenny
Kate Vonk is from Sanderson, FL and twirled at Baker County Middle School and High School. Kate twirled with ATA for 10 years both as an individual and team competitor. As a former UF Gatorette, Kate twirled on the 2017-2018 team which won 2 national championship titles. She is married to Dalton Vonk and attends Calvary Baptist Church in Macclenny, FL. Kate graduated from the University of Florida in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in applied physiology and kinesiology, and is currently in school at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences pursuing her doctorate of occupational therapy.